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Today's Date In Gamecock History
January 7th
2001 - In one of the most memorable SEC regular season victories for the Gamecocks, Carolina stunned #5 Florida 69-68 on a three pointer with just under six seconds left that was made by a backup who only played a total of 14 seconds in the game. The game was back and forth all the way, with the Gators leading 27-26 at the half. The real drama came in USC's final possession; down 68-66 Carolina first tried a pick and roll relying on guard Aaron Lucas and forward Calvin Clemmons, but Florida guard Major Parker broke up the pass, which ended up out of bounds. With just 5.6 seconds left little used reserve forward Travis Kraft inbounded the ball to Clemmons, who the played called for to take the shot. Clemmons though dumped the ball back to a wide open Kraft, who coolly sunk a 25-footer for the game winner. The sophomore from North Dakota would only score ten points on the season, but six came in this win and none bigger than that clincher.

Today's Birthdays
SportPlayerPositionBegin YearEnd YearComment
BBChad BlackwellPitcher20042004All-SEC and All-America in his only season. Won 4, saved 20
BKMichael CarreraForward20122016Ranks in career top 10 in games, free throws, rebounds, blocks and 3-point FG%
BBRonnie CrappsOutfielder19761979Hit .257 with 9 HR and 40 RBI over 89 career games
BBDavid KingPitcher19731976Was 0-2 in two career starts
FBRonnie SmithLinebacker199219952-year starter had 209 career tackles and 11 tackles for loss

Games Played on January 7th
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Men's Basketball
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1912-01-07 South Carolina 33 , Olympic YMCA 5
1927-01-07 South Carolina 33 , Clemson 26
1928-01-07 South Carolina 54 , Parris Island 38
1930-01-07 South Carolina 44 , Presbyterian 19
1931-01-07 South Carolina 30 , Georgia Tech 25
1932-01-07 Clemson 24 , South Carolina 22
1933-01-07 Vanderbilt 31 , South Carolina 29
1936-01-07 South Carolina 35 , College of Charleston 31
1937-01-07 Duke 52 , South Carolina 24
1939-01-07 Newberry 40 , South Carolina 32
1941-01-07 Georgia Tech 41 , South Carolina 34
1942-01-07 South Carolina 37 , Wofford 31
1947-01-07 South Carolina 55 , Wake Forest 41
1948-01-07 North Carolina 63 , South Carolina 45
1951-01-07 South Carolina 82 , Furman 47
1953-01-07 Duke 76 , South Carolina 67
1955-01-07 South Carolina 112 , Newberry 63
1958-01-07 Wake Forest 87 , South Carolina 63
1961-01-07 Maryland 72 , South Carolina 58
1963-01-07 South Carolina 68 , Virginia 64
1967-01-07 North Carolina State 80 , South Carolina 68
1978-01-07 Clemson 79 , South Carolina 58
1983-01-07 South Carolina 75 , Biscayne 59
1984-01-07 Davidson 53 , South Carolina 52
1987-01-07 South Carolina 66 , Southern Mississippi 58
1988-01-07 South Carolina 80 , Virginia Tech 77
1989-01-07 South Carolina 65 , Davidson 48
1991-01-07 South Carolina 67 , Louisville 64
1995-01-07 Kentucky 80 , South Carolina 55
1998-01-07 South Carolina 71 , Vanderbilt 70
2001-01-07 South Carolina 69 , Florida 68
2004-01-07 Florida 65 , South Carolina 62
2007-01-07 Kansas 70 , South Carolina 54
2012-01-07 Kentucky 79 , South Carolina 64
2015-01-07 Florida 72 , South Carolina 68
2017-01-07 South Carolina 79 , Texas A&M 68
Baseball
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